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    Dada Films/Required Viewing Snag Rights To Olympic Rowing Romance 'Backwards'

    Dada Films and its sister company, Required Viewing, have acquired U.S. theatrical distribution rights to Sarah Megan Thomas' "Backwards." The film opens on September 21, 2012.

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    Kirsten Dunst Joins Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac In 'Two Faces Of January'

    While you never know how a movie will turn out, even with the best talent involved, when they recieve the type of ingredients that are being stirred for "Two Faces of January" it's hard not get excited. Already boasting two excellent leads in Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac, another gr...

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    14-Film Series Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary Of Nation’s Independence At BAMcinématek

    Wonderful news for you New Yorkers (a group I happily belong to), from restorations of the old, to premieres of the new. What'chou know 'bout Jamaican cinema?

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    Tony Winner & New Janis Joplin Nina Arianda Joins 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Hers' With Jessica Chastain

    Nina Arianda is having a good week. While you may not know her name just yet, her face will soon start becoming quite familiar. Already earning attention thanks to a Tony award for her performance in "Venus In Fur," the rising actress recently landed the lead role in "Janis," the...

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    Ice Cube's 'Ride Along' Resuscitated With Kevin Hart, Tim Story, Will Packer Jumping On-board

    A long road for this project, which we first reported on in 2009, on the old S&A site.

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    Watch: The Trailer For Mike Birbiglia’s Sundance-Celebrated 'Sleepwalk With Me'

    A little bit meta, melancholy and yes, funny, "Sleepwalk With Me" has been building a quiet storm of buzz ever since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and earned more praise in Texas at SXSW. And arriving at the end of the summer, it will serve as a nice way to wash ou...

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    One Thing About His Character That LeVar Burton Wishes 'Star Trek' Had Explored: 'His Sexuality'

    I thought we'd recently posted a similar statement from another black actor who worked in a past TV series, but I can't remember who that actor or what the show was. 

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    'Olympus Has Fallen' For Melissa Leo; J.K. Simmons Joins 'Jobs'; Adam Brody Does It For 'All The Wrong Reasons' & More

    In today’s casting round-up we have more news regarding the villain in one of the two competing White House-siege films, a whole host names joining the indie Steve Jobs biopic, a New York-set ensemble indie pic, and a coming-of-age dramedy set along the Red River border between Oklahoma and Te...

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    Johnny Depp To Help Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Novel 'House of Earth' Get Published Next Year

    No matter the critical barbs that Johnny Depp's increasingly caked-in-make-up performances garner, it's a fair assumption that a uniquely odd passion project lies behind each dollar earned from them. One of his most recent attempts saw him returning to Hunter S. Thompson's acid-tinged wo...

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    Preview 'The Fire This Time' (4 Black Women Defend Themselves Against Attack Branded Criminals)

    It's doc day on S&A. They just happen to make up the bulk of what I'm getting/seeing today.

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